“Karl Friedrich Benz; 25 November 1844 – 4 April 1929) was a German engine designer, automobile engineer, (or mechanical engineer). His Benz Patent Motorcar from 1885 is considered the first practical automobile. He received a patent for the motorcar in 1886.” (Source Wikipedia)
This is a good excuse for German learners who are also interested in cars to check out some sites or videos about Karl Benz or his motorcars.
Some interesting websites:
- German Wikipedia article about Carl Benz
- Carl Benz biography in German from Mercedes-Benz website (also available in English)
- Another article from Daimler (also available in English)
If you’d rather read something easier, try these articles:
Or how about some videos?
Wer hat das Auto erfunden?
Das erste Auto – Benz Patent-Motorwagen Nummer 1
Automobil: Benz & Daimler
Carl Benz | Automobilvisionär und Erfinder
And finally a German video with English subtitles (not all about Carl Benz): Learn German – The Art of German 19 – Mannheim – Carl Benz – Jugendstil – Mozart
Enjoy learning about Carl Benz and picking up some new German words!